Planning & Development Services Department

Planning
&
Development Services
Department

301 D'Olive Street
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


For Planning & Zoning questions, contact:

Clair Dorough, City Planner
COBM_Planning@ci.bay-minette.al.us
251.580.1650

 

For building code information or
questions concerning new construction
permits, contact:

Patrick Robinson, Building Official
Buildingofficial@ci.bay-minette.al.us
251.580.1610

 

 

  Applications & Forms

Address Request.................................................. No Fee

Administrative Subdivision Application ................ $200 + $10 per lot

Community Banner Application ........................... No Fee

Complaint Statement............................................ No Fee

Exempt Subdivision Application............................ $200 + $10/lot

Land Use Application............................................ $25

Non-Commercial Banner Application.................... $25/banner, 4 max

Rezoning Application............................................ $300

Sign Application.................................................... $25 + 1.00/sq.foot

Site Plan Review Application................................ $300

Special Exception Application............................... $250

Variance Application.............................................. $250

Zoning Verification Request.................................. No Fee

 

Agent Authorization Form

Credit Card Authorization Form

Family Administrative Subdivision Certification

 

Planning & Zoning Fee Schedule

*Fee schedule was adopted on January 21, 2020 by Resolution 0120-06

 


Building Code Information

All new construction and renovation requires a Building Permit.  The application can be downloaded below, or completed in office.

Building Permit Application

The following Building Codes were adopted by Ordinance 962 on April 2, 2012:

  • International Building Code, 2012
  • International Gas Code, 2012
  • International Mechanical Code, 2012
  • International Plumbing code, 2012
  • International Residential Code, 2012 (as amended, please see ordinance)
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2012 (as amended, please see ordinance)
  • Baldwin County Supplemental Code for Residential Structures in addtion to the IRC, 2012 (as amended, please see ordinance)
  • National Electric Code, 2011 for Commercial Buildings and Residential Building containing more than two (2) dwelling units
  • International Fire Code, 2012 (as amended, please see ordinance)
  • Local Wind Load Code-3 second gust winds: applicable to the 2012 IRC only

    I-10 to I-65 - 120 mph
    North of I-65 - 110 mph


RESCIND

  • Standard Building Code1997
  • Standard Plumbing Code 1997
  • Standard Fire Prevention Code 1997
  • Standard Gas Code 1997
  • National Electric Code1999

*Delete section R402.4.1.2 through R402.5 from 2012 International Energy Conservation Code. (Testing)
*Delete Section R 313 (Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems)

All permit fees shall remain the same with the exception of residential re-roof which shall increase to $50.00.

The State of Alabama adopted the 2009 IECC which requires Duct Leakage Testing.  Any HVAC permit acquired after January 1, 2014 will require Duct Leakage Testing.

 


Planning Commission

The City of Bay Minette Planning Commission is a group of volunteer citizens appointed by the Mayor and City Council. They review and make decisions regarding proposed subdivision developments within the City of Bay Minette as well as those located in the Extra-territorial Planning jurisdiction (ETJ Map). They also review Rezoning and Annexation requests and make recommendations to the City Council and the Board of Adjustments.

The Planning Commission meets on the second Thursday of every month at 8:00 a.m. at City Hall. These meetings are open to the public. For more information on placing an item on the agenda, please contact Clair Dorough at (251) 580-1650.

The current City of Bay Minette Zoning Ordinance was adopted on April 6, 2020 by Ordinance # 992. 

Zoning Ordinance

The current City of Bay Minette Subdivision Regulations were amended on January 9, 2020.

Subdivision Regulations

 


Board of Adjustments

The Zoning Board of Adjustments is responsible for reviewing Variances, Special Exception Permits and Zoning Administrative Appeals. 

The Board of Adjustments meets on the first Thursday of every month at 8:00 a.m at City Hall. These meetings are open to the public. For more information on placing an item on the agenda, please contact Clair Dorough at (251) 580-1650.